The Interaction of Hormones and ADHD for Women

hormones and adhd for women

Hormones and ADHD in women have led many to report a noticeable increase in their symptoms during specific times in their menstrual cycle—generally, the week leading up to their period—and during significant hormonal shifts such as puberty, pregnancy, post-partum, and menopause. This amplification in symptoms coincides with low levels of estrogen, thus pointing to an […]

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We Learn in Different Ways

we learn in different ways

When we think about how we learn, most of us do not realise that several perceptions are involved to make us learn in different ways. 1. Visual Perception This is not whether we can see well or not, but a person’s ability to form good visual images from what they see and to be able […]

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ADHD and Tourette Syndrome

adhd and tourette's

Research suggests that there is a significant overlap between Tourette Syndrome and ADHD, with estimates suggesting that around 60-80% of individuals with Tourette Syndrome also experience symptoms of ADHD. The overlap between Tourette Syndrome and ADHD is a complex phenomenon that poses unique challenges for individuals affected by both conditions. Understanding this overlap and exploring […]

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Linking ADHD and Eating Disorders

ADHD and Eating Disorders

Before we start: If you or someone you know is struggling with ADHD and eating disorders, please immediately consult your doctor, who will refer you to relevant healthcare professionals. Remember, seeking help and support is a courageous and essential step towards recovery. Here are a few resources that may help: Eating Disorders Australia Eating Disorders […]

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The Pathway to ADHD Diagnosis

pathway to adhd diagnosis psychologist psychiatrist

We know that gaining an ADHD Diagnosis for Adults has reached a crisis point. Currently, obtaining an appointment with a Psychiatrist is extremely difficult. Most psychiatrists around Australia have had to close their books to new clients, and where it is possible to get an appointment, the wait can be between 3 and 6 months. […]

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Risks for young people with ADHD and Vaping

vaping young adult adhd

Many Parents and carers across Australia have been speaking to our National Helpline because they are concerned about their young adults with ADHD and Vaping. New research is underway and to date, the findings are not positive. Particularly with the celebrations, and school holidays comes more risk of access to dangerous activities including Vaping. The […]

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Career Ponderings for Teens with ADHD

teens with adhd

Something that I see often working with teens with ADHD trying to find their feet is a feeling of being ‘stuck’. What do I mean by this? By Claire Pech, from I mean that some students have not enjoyed their time at school. As a result, they can assume that if uni/TAFE/tertiary study is […]

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3 things to know starting children in school with ADHD

Parents who are thinking of sending their children in school with ADHD before they have turned five years, need to consider if they are ‘emotionally and socially’ ready for the education process. The effects of being too young for school can be devastating and lifelong. The first few years of a child’s school life will […]

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Australian ADHD Clinical Guidelines for ADHD Treatment

The ADHD Foundation thank all those involved in developing the ADHD Guidelines for ADHD treatment approved and released in Australia on 7th October 2022. The Guidelines for ADHD treatment have been approved by ADHD Foundation Australia, NHMRC, APS, RACP, Speech Pathology Australia, Occupational Therapy Australia ACPA, and AAPI. Read More […]

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